The 1947 wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, which boosted the spirits of a Britain still recovering from World War II, is recalled. Included: archival footage, including of their first public appearance as a couple.
The years 1936-1952 are covered. Included: the rule of George VI, who took the throne after King Edward VIII abdicated, and his wife Elizabeth (later to be known as the Queen Mother), who provided the British public leadership and support during WWII; the ascension to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II.
The years 1911 to 1936 are recounted. Included: the rule of George V, who had ascended to the throne after the rightful heir, his elder brother Albert, died. Also: the 1936 controversy that saw Edward VIII, George's first-born son, abdicate the throne less than a year after being crowned (in order to marry the divorcée Wallis Simpson).